Jean León

08775 Torrelavit, (Barcelona)

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Jean Leon felt it necessary to find the best land and climate together with the best vines. He travelled the world searching for lands, until he reached Catalonia. There he found the place he was seeking. The Jean Leon pago lies right at the heart of the Penedés region and was purchased in 1963 by grouping together several carefully selected pieces of land. The property consists in total of 150 hectares, of which only 100 are arable and of these just 67 are currently under cultivation. The vineyards are situated on a slightly sloping, south-facing mountainside in the Penedés district, at a height of 280-310 m above sea level, sheltered from the northern winds and possible frosts in winter and spring. The estate is divided into several sections of land, and only one wine is produced in each. These sections are known as the “Pagos”. Pago is a word that has several nuances of meaning: Pago wines are produced from the grapes of a particular single vineyard. No grapes are sourced from outside the vineyard Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Magnolia

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of this list?  Clos du Rouge Gorge, young vines, in the Roussilon A Connoisseur's Cellar, Part 10 of 8: some fine bits towards the endWe might get another round, but after today there will be a break for at least a little while from this relentless assault of interesting ... Read More

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  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • Ah, Pinot Noir night and we missed it.  Oh well.  Funny thing about ... nice bottle of wine (2006 Jean Leon Vinya Le Havre, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc) was selected and they actually had the 2006 vintage that was stated on the wine list.  I'm becoming more particular about that lately as I've found many restaurants like to keep the ol... Read More

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  • Cabernet-Sauvignon Jean Leon Reserva Penedes Espagne 1998


    Had this on 11 Jan, 2014. Fifth bottle of six. In my cellar since March 2006. The 1998 vintage has developed very well, a real swan has developed from an overly tight and tannin filled wine years ago. Now smooth, balanced, but still with a lot of solid structure, a cabernet sauvigon at its aged best. One more bottle to go. Read More

    Wine review by Ruski

  • Tempo Madiran Chateau Peyros 2006


    I bought this wine a while ago from Leon Stolarski Wines and I think I paid around a tenner for it.The Madiran AOC was created in 1948,although wine making in the area goes back to at least medieval times,for red wines [white wines from the area come under the Pacherenc AOC] produced around the village of that name about 20 miles north-east of t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Jean León Cabernet Sauvignon Penedès Gran Reserva 2004


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    Wine review by tombartman

  • Jean León Cabernet Sauvignon Penedès Reserva 1998


    Had this on 4 Feb, 2012. In my cellar since 2005, so 7 years of patience and for a 1998 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon from Spain, 14 years since vintage is a long time. Now very smooth tannins, great dark berries, still good acid. It feels like it has gone a long way to become so smooth, balanced and simply a great wine.  Read More

    Wine review by Ruski

  • Baumard Coteaux du Layon "Cuvee Ancienne Carte d'Or" NV


    I bought this bottle of wine some time ago from Leon Stolarski Fine wines but it was so long ago that I have now forgotton how much he charged me for it.Domaine Baumard is a large estate close to the river Layon,a tributary of the Loire,about 20kmsouth-west of the town of Angers that has been in the same family since the early 17th century and i... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Jean León Cabernet Sauvignon Penedès Reserva 2003


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    Wine review by drsint

  • Jean Leon Merlot Pago 2003


    Tres bon! Je l'aime beaucoup. Vraiment! Classé! La couleur est profonde. Read More

    Wine review by Samuray

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